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Tales of the Unexpected

Does anyone like this show?

It's all on YouTube and all episodes are under 30 minutes. Lots of well known actors too.

Any favourite episodes?

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by Anonymousreply 53Last Saturday at 9:54 AM

I generally find them disappointing.

I remember them from the time. They were very popular at my boarding school.

I prefer the British ones, in general.

by Anonymousreply 101/25/2019

Me too, especially the older British ones with a Murder.

by Anonymousreply 201/25/2019

They are or were on Amazon and I watched several early ones before losing interest. Lots of old stars turn up in them. Favorites were one where Elaine Stritch's husband dies and his brain is kept alive in a jar (the brain can see her). While alive he kept Elaine on a tight leash - not allowing her to drink, smoke or watch TV or have any fun in general. So Elaine proceeds to do all those things and party it up in full view of the brain. Another memorable one was Joan Collins as a rich horny cheating wife who gets herself stuck in an abstract sculpture while attempting to perform a sex act.

by Anonymousreply 301/25/2019

Lamb to the Slaughter was good. A woman batters her cheating husband with a leg of lamb then cooks it and serves it to the police!

by Anonymousreply 401/28/2019

I like this one with Julie Harris

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by Anonymousreply 501/28/2019

Funny, I was just talking to my partner about this show last night. We were watching Joan Collins in “Tales from the Crypt.”

by Anonymousreply 601/28/2019

This is the scariest episode

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by Anonymousreply 701/28/2019

I also liked this episode

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by Anonymousreply 801/28/2019

Great choices!

by Anonymousreply 901/28/2019

Hammer House of horrors had some good episodes. S1, Ep 7 “Silent Scream” with Peter Cushing and Brian Cox is excellent.

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by Anonymousreply 1001/29/2019

Thank you R10 I'll watch this!

by Anonymousreply 1101/29/2019

If you like Roald Dahl, episodes of his old show Way Out are up on youtube:

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by Anonymousreply 1201/29/2019

Any other great episodes of TOTU?

by Anonymousreply 1301/31/2019

The Joan Collins horror movies of the early 70s are pretty good if you like this sort of thing.

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by Anonymousreply 1401/31/2019

That's the series with the sexy lady dancing under the credits.

by Anonymousreply 1501/31/2019

The Man from the South about a bizarre bet over a cigarette lighter was a remake of an Alfred Hitchcock Presents and then remade again as the new Alfred Hitchcock Presents series.

by Anonymousreply 1601/31/2019

I watched a good one last night "Back for Christmas" about a man's clever plan to kill his wife.

by Anonymousreply 1701/31/2019

[quote] about a man's clever plan to kill his wife.

about half of them seem to be about this.

tells you a lot about Roald.

by Anonymousreply 1801/31/2019

Poor Patricia Neal!

Although I do love the one with Julie Christie where she plays a lady terrified of being late. Her wicked husband terrorised her by holding them up for a flight. She gets her revenge when he gets trapped in their private lift...

"Stairway To Heaven"

by Anonymousreply 1901/31/2019

This show is very much the poor man's Twilight Zone. Most of the episodes are boring or just badly written with no twists. However "flypaper" is the best and creepiest.

by Anonymousreply 2001/31/2019

^ It was Julie Harris, not Julie Christie. I linked to it above.

by Anonymousreply 2101/31/2019

Sorry, I meant Julie Harris! She was also in the second episode about a fur coat!

by Anonymousreply 2201/31/2019

Was there one with a guy who starts to turn into a bee?

by Anonymousreply 2301/31/2019

Here's one with John Gielgud

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by Anonymousreply 2401/31/2019

R23 Royal Jelly!

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by Anonymousreply 2501/31/2019

Here's one with a young Julian Fellowes

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by Anonymousreply 2601/31/2019

Jose Ferrer was the TOTU Man from the South.

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by Anonymousreply 2701/31/2019

And Michael Ontkean his victim.

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by Anonymousreply 2801/31/2019

R19 - The Way Up to Heaven was first made as an episode of Suspicion with Marion Lorne as the wife and Sebastian Cabot as the husband.

by Anonymousreply 2901/31/2019

Thanks R29!

I watched a good one called Pattern of Guilt last night. A police Doctor uses a serial killer's M. O.

by Anonymousreply 3001/31/2019

Here's the Suspicion version of The Way Up To Heaven

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by Anonymousreply 3102/01/2019

I just watched Mrs. Bixby an the Colonel's Coat which was done earlier as an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode.

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by Anonymousreply 3202/02/2019

Great ideas guys.

by Anonymousreply 3302/02/2019

Here's Audrey Meadows in the AHP episode.

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by Anonymousreply 3402/02/2019

From the revamped "Twilight Zone" in 1985. "Time and Tersesa Galowitz" involves a famous Broadway composer who's just had a fatal heart attack, Gene Barry as an urbane Prince of Darkness who loves musicals, and time travel to 1948 in an effort to save a sad could be superstar. Charming episode.

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by Anonymousreply 3502/02/2019

Rachel Kempson in Bosom Friends

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by Anonymousreply 3602/03/2019

Just discovered “Thriller”, a mid 70s British program on Amazon Prime. Created by Brian Clemens (The Avengers).

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by Anonymousreply 3702/04/2019

Crown Court was a good one back in the 70s and still makes for good viewing. Lots of it is on YouTube.

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by Anonymousreply 3802/04/2019

Anouska Hempel - Zodiac.

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by Anonymousreply 3902/04/2019

As you can see - Zodiac is not one to be missed.

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by Anonymousreply 4002/04/2019

r37, I love Thriller! I have a DVD set and have seen every episode. This episode is one of my favorites:

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by Anonymousreply 4102/04/2019

More Thriller, this is a great episode:

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by Anonymousreply 4202/04/2019

I have been watching my collection of Tales of the Unexpected. There is an off-putting grubbiness to the series, maybe because of the English and their bad teeth. And a lot of close-ups with no protection for the ladies. I think I prefer my anthologies in black and white.

by Anonymousreply 4302/04/2019

Just watched a great one with Joan Collins called "Neck". She plays a society floozy who rubs her numerous affairs in her kindly husband's face. Then she goes and gets her pretty head stuck in one of his outdoor art installations....

Also, the young houseguest she attempts to seduce is a real English hottie!

by Anonymousreply 4402/10/2019

Any others?

by Anonymousreply 4502/11/2019

I just watched "The Absence of Emily". The leading female British aristocrat speaks so plummy that its farcical.

by Anonymousreply 4602/11/2019

Here's another one:

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by Anonymousreply 4702/11/2019

R46 I saw that the other night and I thought exactly the same thing! By that point in the series they were recycling old plot twists and it didn't have the same charm.

by Anonymousreply 4802/11/2019

Remember when the woman says the police poo-poo'd her?

by Anonymousreply 4902/12/2019

Sheila Gish appears in "A Harmless Vanity" and "Fat Chance".

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by Anonymousreply 5002/13/2019

Here's another episode:

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by Anonymousreply 5102/14/2019

I saw a few more this morning. Very good. Any you like?

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by Anonymousreply 53Last Saturday at 9:54 AM
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